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The 25 best trainers of the summer

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Sam Diss
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The presence of the sun as we leave the office in the evening and the deluge of trainer releases can only mean one thing: it's nearly summer.

It’s 2017, you're knee deep in footwear choices. We've traipsed through the bulk of the summer's releases, reissues, and perennial faves to bring you a roundup of our favourites.

  • The 25 best trainers of the summer

    Reebok Exofit Lo Clean R12

    With a name like Terminator technology and a fresh upper, this is a classic take on the Classic.

    Available from END Clothing for £65

  • The 25 best trainers of the summer 1

    Nike Air Max 95

    A bit chunky, yeah, but with Air Max Day proving a big success and all those cool people you fancy off Instagram wearing them, get in now so as to not miss the wave.

    Available from Nike for £115

  • The 25 best trainers of the summer 2

    adidas Bermuda

    Proper sunshine shoes, these, with an ace gum trefoil and chalky-brown upper.

    Available at Oi Polloi for £75.00

     

  • The 25 best trainers of the summer 3

    New Balance CRT300WL

    Cool and comfortable tennis sneaker with heritage to burn.

    Available at New Balance for £70

  • The 25 best trainers of the summer 4

    Reebok Club C 85 Pastels

    Ooh, look at you. With your pink shoes. Good though, aren’t they? Hard to argue.

    Available from End Clothing for £65

  • The 25 best trainers of the summer 5

    Nike Internationalist

    In leather, suede, and ripstop, ice white like the polar caps only you’ll cry even more when these are gone.

    Available from Nike for £67

  • The 25 best trainers of the summer 6

    Clarks Originals Trigenic Flex

    Now we’re talking. The hard-to-find silohuette is a little easier to get your mitts on now but the shape is no less gorgeous, plus its light weight and a split sole make it super comfy.

    Available from The Idle Man for £88

  • The 25 best trainers of the summer 7

    adidas Originals Gazelle

    Based on the 1991 shape Gazelle, nothing goes with so well with a sunburnt leg as a lush green suede.

    Available from Scotts Menswear for £75

  • The 25 best trainers of the summer 8

    Golden Goose Deluxe Starter Leather-Trimmed Perforated Suede

    What a catchy name. These are very nice and everything but mostly they’re in here because the thought of someone wearing £365 trainers to a BBQ and immediately dropping burger grease and mustard all over them is hilarious to me. Go figure.

    Available from Mr. Porter for £365

  • The 25 best trainers of the summer 9

    adidas EQT Support Ultra PK

    Pretend you’re gonna go running with these very cool Primeknits.

    Available at size? for £130.00

  • The 25 best trainers of the summer 10

    Asics Gel-Lyte III Mesh

    Have you ever seen anything whiter in your entire life?

    Available from The Idle Man for £85

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  • The 25 best trainers of the summer 19

    Onitsuka Tiger Platinum Samasara Lo

    A bit like the Tiger version of the Deconstructed trainers New Balance have been putting out for the last few years, the perforated detailing and suede upper make these a real winner.

    Available from Revolve for £80

  • The 25 best trainers of the summer 20

    Puma Clyde Premium 'Artisan's Gold'

    A subtle gold suede vers. of the classic Clyde basketball lo.

    Available from Foot Patrol for £65

  • The 25 best trainers of the summer 21

    New Balance ML1978HA

    A lovely lightweight profile and a so-soft-it-cries-at-adverts nubuck upper in a washed-out sage green? It’s a yes from us.

    Available from 1 May at Hanon for £149

  • The 25 best trainers of the summer 22

    adidas Stan Smith Velcro CF

    Twenty-five is so many, but here are a pair of velcro Stans because you’re fixing to drink too much as soon as the sun is shining and laces are hard with your blood alcohol levs that high.

    Available from End Clothing for £67

  • The 25 best trainers of the summer 23

    Nike Air Jordan 1 Retro Low PRM

    A swooshless Jordan 1 with premium leather and metal lace detailing is the thing you were looking for your whole life and U.O.E.N.O it.

    Available from Kith for £72

  • The 25 best trainers of the summer 24

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ShortList associate editor Sam enjoys making up words to annoy editors, writing features about sports, music, weird things, and cool people, and listening to Mark Morrison's 'Return Of The Mack'. He's also a fairly capable centreback. Follow Sam on Twitter: @SamDiss

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